time out of time

Posted: January 30, 2017 by Mo Crow in gardening, It's Crow Time

cannonball-tree-flowerCannonball Tree flowering in Cairns Botanic Gardens
Anthurium in the new conservatory
this butterfly fluttered over to land on my wrist after I took its photo !
Bat Flower
so many different textures and arrangements in the foliage and flowers of this one plant
(sorry don’t know it and couldn’t find the name tag)
PS it’s Phyllodium longipes aka dragon’s tongue
PPS correction Phyllodium pulchellum (very closely related)

a strangler fig’s weaving work, the trunk that it wound around is gone, leaving a wonderful piece of natural basketry holding the spirit of the gone tree

  1. dinahmow says:

    I’ve no idea what that weird n wonderful thing is, but I’ve asked a friend and she’ll chase it down.
    One of my black bats has reproduced in its big tub(seeds usually land on a path or get eaten so this is a first)

  2. That was a calming visit to a green world with stunning apparitions. So helpful here in gray Wintery New York City. Thank you Mo

  3. Julie Banks says:

    So wonderful to see these spectacular, unfamiliar plants. Was your sheltering palm a Licuala ramsayi? I remember being blown away at the sight of this awesome plant that dominated the forest in this tropical wonderland!

  4. deemallon says:

    ah, how lush and relieving. Massachusetts, like NYC, is grey, drab, and today, cold

  5. hazel says:

    A bat flower?! How very swell!

  6. coloremartine says:

    Much needed……..such beauty…………

  7. Carol says:

    That Phyllodium is amazing, not least the flowers as they come out on those long dragons’ tongues. I’d love to see one. I’m envious of Di’s bat plants. Like you Mo, I tried to grow one in Sydney and it didn’t last long. The photo I really love though, is the strangler fig’s empty ‘basket’. Just beautiful!

  8. fiberels says:

    So many wonderful (weird) plants
    (ha, W for Weird … one for Grace)

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